Things to Do: February 10-16, 2020

Here are some things to do around the Tri-Cities WA region February 10-16, 2020:

  • Presentation: Electric Cars in 2050: Are we Ready? – February 11
  • Tri-City Photography Club Monthly Meeting: John Clement – February 13
  • Stage Readings: “Facing Our Truth” – February 13 & 14
  • Rude Mechanicals presents “Exit, Pursued By A Bear” – February 13-15
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Moose Jaw Warriors – February 14
  • RADCon – February 14-16
  • Valentine’s Day Specials – February 14-17
  • Beginning Vegetable Gardening – February 15
  • Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – February 15
  • Art Exhibits
  • Nightlife Music
  • The REACH Museum
  • Bechtel National Planetarium Shows
  • LIGO Public Tours
  • Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website
  • Submit Your Community Event

Presentation: Electric Cars in 2050: Are we Ready? – February 11

Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
Starts at 7 p.m.
Free to attend

Transportation accounts for about 30% of the greenhouse gas emission. For a cleaner future, electrification of transportation is a must. It is projected that by 2050, up to 75% of the new car sales will be electric cars. But, is the nation’s electric grid ready? In this talk I will discuss our initial findings about the nation’s electric grid’s preparedness to host the electrification of the transportation. This talk will discuss the intricacies of the co-evolution of both the transportation and electric grid in order to help prepare the nation for staying in track for a cleaner future.

Tri-City Photography Club Monthly Meeting: John Clement – February 13

Benton PUD, 2721 W 10th Ave. in Kennewick
Doors open at 6 p.m. and meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free to attend

Please join us on February 13th for an interesting and informative presentation by John Clement.

Stage Readings: “Facing Our Truth” – February 13 & 14

Columbia Basin College Theatre, 2600 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Starts at 7 p.m. each evening
This event is free and open to the public

Join us on Thursday and Friday, February 13-14 at 7 pm in the CBC Theatre for our student directed winter production of “Facing Our Truth”.

In light of the George Zimmerman verdict, New York–based theatre company The New Black Fest commissioned six very diverse playwrights to write 10-minute plays on the topic of Trayvon Martin, race and/or privilege. Facing Our Truth’s purpose is to incite serious discussion in our collective communities around these urgent issues.

Rude Mechanicals presents “Exit, Pursued By A Bear” – February 13-15

The Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. in Richland
Performances: Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Tickets: General Admission: $20, Students/Seniors/Teachers/Military: $18, Royal Gallery: $40 each

The story:
Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional — and actual — cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenact scenes from their painful past. In the piece de resistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, dark revenge comedy.
Future dates: February 19-22 at 7 p.m. & February 22 at 2 p.m.
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Tri-City Americans vs. Moose Jaw Warriors – February 14

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $30

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Moose Jaw Warriors.
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RADCon – February 14-16

Pasco Red Lion, 2525 N 20th Ave. in Pasco
Admission: $50 at the door, children 12 and under free with adult admission

RadCon is a general Science Fiction/Fantasy convention held annually in Pasco, WA during President’s day weekend. The membership to our convention totals more than 2,500 attendees. The RadCon Guild, the organization that sponsors and operates RadCon, is a Washington State not-for-profit corporation who’s goal is to support Education, Writing and film through the Science Fiction Genre.

Valentine’s Day Specials – February 14-17

Here are some Valentine’s Day ideas around the Tri-Cities for February 14-17. All specials take place on February 14 unless otherwise noted. Costs do not include taxes and gratuities. Reservations are generally required.

Amore Valentine’s Dinner – Anthology Event Center, 706 Williams Blvd. in Richland
From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $95 per person
An Intimate Bistro Dining Experience The Castle Culinary Team is creating a fabulous evening for you and your Valentine. Start with a Prosecco Greeting, Relax and enjoy the Jazz sounds of Pat & Rich2 throughout the hand crafted locally sourced multi course wine paired dining experience. Finish with house made Limoncello.
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CG Public House and Catering – 9221 W Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick
Cost: $120 per couple
From 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Join us at CG for a special Valentine’s Day Dinner four course menu for two. We will have an evening of live music by local favorite Dakota Brown, the man with the voice of an angel. He will be serenading the dining room from 5pm to 8pm. The price is $120 per couple. Reservations are recommended, call (509) 783-0128.

D’s Wicked Cider – 9312 W 10th Ave. in Kennewick
Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. – Limited to 30 couples – $90 per couple Pre-Sale or $110 per couple at the Door
Romantic Dinner for two at D’s featuring live music with Pamela Thomas-Martin and special guest Brian Freshley. Call (509) 627-3100 to make your reservation.

Drumheller’s – Lodge at Columbia Point, 530 Columbia Point Dr. in Richland
Seatings at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Cost: $99 per person, $148 with selected wine pairing – children 12 & under $29
How to spend the most romantic night of the year? How about savoring four sumptuous courses and divine desserts in our riverfront restaurant. Call 509-713-7423 for reservations and inquiries.

Fat Olives Restaurant – 255 Williams Blvd. in Richland
Cost: $59 per person – add wine pairings to each course $15
Valentines reservations are filling up fast so make your reservation before its too late… call (509) 946-6404.

Ice Harbor at the Marina – 350 Clover Island Dr, Ste 100 in Kennewick – Note: February 14-16
Cost: $50 per couple
Are you planning on taking your special someone out for Valentines Day? Ice Harbor at the Marina will pamper you both! Chef Mike and his crew have created an indulgent experience for two that will melt your heart! Our Valentines Day Specials are available for 3 nights only, beginning Friday, February 14th. Call and make your reservations today (509) 586-3181.

Longship Cellars – 404 Bradley Blvd Suite 100 in Richland – Note: February 15 & 16
Saturday from 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 for chocolate and wine tasting
Let’s Get Weird Wine & Chocolate Weekend is coming! Join us for our 4th annual Valentine’s pairing experience that will make your heart melt, if not implode. We’re talking Churros, Brownies, Firecracker and more – all infused with delicious chocolate. We’ll be pairing 6 Longship wines with 6 weirdly-flavored chocolates. Grab your sweetheart, your besties or just bring yourself and we’ll be your Valentine!

Magill’s – 3214 RD 68 in Pasco
Seating from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. – reservations are not required
Cost: $70 per couple
Consists of beverage, appetizer, main entree, and dessert.

Monterosso’s Italian Restaurant – 1026 Lee Blvd. in Richland
From: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. (last seating)
Cost: $69 per person
Love is in the air… check out our awesome special menu to be served Valentines Day. Show someone you care about just how much by taking them out on the town to dine with us at the train for a unique and fabulous time. Call for reservations (509) 946-4525. Limited seating.

R.F. McDougall’s – 1705 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Seating from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $70 per couple
Make her happy or die trying Valentine’s Dinner at McDougall’s! Acoustical live music w /Jack Rothwell starts at 7 p.m. For reservations, call (509) 735-6418.

Taverna Tagaris – 844 Tulip Lane in Richland
Seating from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: varies based on items selected from the menu
Wine and dine your Valentine at the most romantic place in the Tri-Cities! Enjoy a special menu designed by Executive Chef, Josh DuQuist, paired with wines created by Winemaker Frank Roth. Make your reservation early to ensure your spot! Call (509) 628-0020 to secure your spot today!

Venezia Ristorante, 3280 George Washington Way in RIchland – Note: February 14 & 15
Cost: $60 per person, reservations required
Hours: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Valentine’s is getting closer don’t forget to make your reservations! and if you can’t get out from work early, we are having the celebration on Saturday too, live music and great menu and new beer to try, where? Here at Venezia.

Yakima Valley Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend Event – February 15-17
The natural affinity between dark chocolate and red wine is no secret. The Red Wine and Chocolate event weekend – February 15th – 17th in the Yakima Valley – provides a distinctive and elegant offering of fine chocolate and fine wine. Visit the more than 40 wineries in Yakima Valley Wine Country during this Presidents’ Day weekend. Each winery pairs sumptuous chocolate desserts with their very own remarkable red wines.

Wine Yakima Valley is inviting wine and chocolate enthusiasts to its annual Red Wine & Chocolate event weekend. As the oldest wine-growing region in Washington state, wineries from Yakima, Zillah, Prosser, and Red Mountain will be offering a weekend of divine decadence with the Premier Pass, the only way to experience the depth of the Yakima Valley during Red Wine & Chocolate weekend.

Purchase a PREMIER PASS allowing access to exclusive benefits available only during this Red Wine and Chocolate weekend at over 40 participating wineries. PREMIER PASS holders will be able to experience a variety of specialty food pairings, library tastings, and tours not available to the public.

Beginning Vegetable Gardening – February 15

Mid-Columbia Library Meeting Room, 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick
From 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Free to attend

Want to grow your own vegetables but don’t know where to start? Join us to learn the basics of planning, preparing, planting, and maintaining a vegetable garden. Free class offered by WSU Master Gardeners.

Tri-City Americans vs. Spokane Chiefs – February 15

Toyota Center in Kennewick
Starts at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets: $10 – $30

Join the Tri-City Americans as they compete against the Spokane Chiefs.
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Art Exhibits

Gallery at the Park: HERSTORY through ART – through February 28

Allied Arts Association’s Gallery at the Park, 89 Lee Blvd. in Richland
Mondays: closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a..m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free to attend

The featured exhibit features “HERSTORY through ART” which celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.

WSU Fine Arts- 2020 Faculty Exhibition – through February 28

Consolidated Information Center, 2770 Crimson Way, Room 102 in Richland
Hours: 12 to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Free admission

Join us on the WSU Tri-Cities campus for WSU Fine Arts 2020 Faculty Exhibition at the Art Center.

Art & Music Festivals – Performing & Visual Art
For more information about non-profit performing & visual art associations and organizations in the Tri-Cities region, visit:

Nightlife Music

For a list of nightlife music events around the Tri-Cities including happy hours, food, beer & wine, visit Tri-City VIBE!
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Bands, Musicians, Venues and Live Music
For more information on bands, musicians, venues, and live music in the Tri-Cities, visit:

The Reach Museum

1943 Columbia Park Trail in Richland
Sunday & Monday – closed
Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (no new admissions after 4 p.m.)
Admission: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors, kids 5 and under free – annual memberships are also available for purchase.

Museum exhibits at The REACH celebrate the natural, scientific and cultural history of the Tri-Cities area. You can find hands-on activities for families on Saturdays and other activities that take place each month. Check the REACH calendar. Also, space is available for club meetings and events for a nominal fee.
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Museums, Historical Societies, and History
For information about museums, historical societies, and history for Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby towns & cities in Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon, visit:

Bechtel National Planetarium Shows

Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Ave. (Bldg D), in Pasco
Admission (single feature/double feature): $8/$13 adults, $7/$11 seniors, $5/$8 ages 6-12, free 5 and under (purchase tickets online or at the door)

– Friday, February 14: Cell! Cell! Cell! at 7 p.m. and Oasis in Space at 8 p.m.

The Bechtel National Planetarium, located on the campus of Columbia Basin College in Pasco, provides life-like, high-definition images and sound using the most state-of-the-art projection system in the Pacific Northwest. The 36-foot panoramic viewing dome can simulate a 3-D effect.

A typical hour-long show includes a 20-30 minute live presentation and a 25-30 minute full-dome movie. Presentation topics may include solar system or constellation tours, what’s visible in the current night sky, and astronomy in the news.
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LIGO Public Tours

127124 N Rt. 10 in Richland

Come take a look at LIGO! On the second Saturday of every month we offer free public drop in tours that will give you an excellent look at our facility. Tours usually last about two hours. Tours work best for participants of middle school age and up, but all ages are welcome.

First Walking Tour: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Auditorium Talk: 3:00 p.m.
Second Walking Tour: 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Tri-Cities Washington Guide Website

For activities to do around the Tri-Cities region including Farmers’ Markets, Outdoor Recreation, Wineries, Breweries, Performing Arts & Music, Social Clubs & Groups and more, visit the Tri-Cities Washington Guide website:

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